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Tomamamas prepare to hit gridiron


Andrew Hines

Jackie Siemering, right, keeps her feet moving as Aileen Brower, left, looks for the flag at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on June 1.

The Marysville Charging Tomamamas are getting ready for their 8th annual Powder Puff Football game that will be played on Saturday, June 23, beginning at 6 p.m.

This year the Tomamamas will be taking on a new opponent, as the Mount Vernon Pitbull Warriors will be traveling down to Marysville-Pilchuck High School to fight it out on the gridiron.

The moms from both cities are coming together to raise funds for the young football players and cheerleaders that need scholarships in order to participate in the sports they love.

This year individual tickets will cost $5 and family tickets will cost $10. In addition to the game, Marysville will also be holding a raffle for a variety of prizes including tickets to the Immersion Escape Room and many others. The raffle will cost $2 per ticket or $5 for three tickets.

"I used to play when I first got involved and my daughter is part of the cheer program. It's all about all of these moms coming together and putting on something that people can get behind and have a lot of fun with," said Powder Puff coordinator Codi Villalobos.

Andrew Hines

Melissa Powell, right, runs past the defender Neva Hensley, left, during one-on-one drills at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on June 1.

Each year the goal for both teams is to raise as much money as they can and have averaged around $7,000 to $10,000 for the youth programs. This year they are looking to increase that total and increase the amount of scholarships they are able to give out to the children that need them.

"You get a big family when you join and every time we get together it is a lot of fun. Most of these people I didn't know three years ago and now we are a really tight-knit community. It's all about coming together and doing what we can for the kids in the community," said Tomamamas quarterback Shana Guest.

If you want more information you can find the event on Facebook under "POWDERPUFF: MARYSVILLE vs. MOUNT VERNON." You can also contact the Tomamamas through their Facebook page if you have any questions that you need answered.


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